##### **Support The Art Garage During the COVID-19 Pandemic**
2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, The Art Garage included! Spring break classes were canceled during the citywide shutdown due to COVID-19 and we were forced to reduce Summer Camp numbers by two thirds in order to provide a safe, creative environment for campers. As we enter into fall, we continue to face greatly reduced enrollment as we prepare to provide Denver children with an in-person experience as much as possible in the face of extended school closures and a lack of after school programming in Denver Public Schools.
Your help to weather this storm is needed now more than ever to ensure that we are able to continue providing safe, socially distanced visual arts programming to the Denver community and that our organization survives the lasting effects of this pandemic. **You can donate to support The Art Garage through our **[Colorado Gives page](https://www.coloradogives.org/ArtGarage/overview)**.** We are so grateful for all of the support shown by our incredible community over the last few months.
You can also support The Art Garage by donating existing credit in your online account back to our organization. Donate your online Art Garage credit quickly and easily by filling out [THIS FORM](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-CrFwwGhdseAGPR2x3aohKHUsGSmvBj7IVSOhByQjmjKAkA/viewform). If you would like to see how much online Art Garage credit you have, log in to your account, click on the profile icon in the upper right corner, and select "My Account." The amount of credit in your account will appear just under your profile picture at the top of the page. **Thank you for your support!**
##### **Colorado Gives Day**
Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. This Colorado Gives Day, December 8th, 2020, donate to The Art Garage to support arts education in our community and help us realize our mission of making the arts accessible for all.
In a time when after school programming has been cut from schools and many cultural institutions struggle to survive, the need for accessible art programming is more important than ever! We need your support to fuel creativity in the Denver community. Join your fellow Coloradans in supporting nonprofits like The Art Garage at a time when we need it most. Donate [HERE](https://www.coloradogives.org/ArtGarage/overview)!
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##### Donating Materials
The Art Garage is always accepting donations of art supplies. We are in need of crayons, paintbrushes, markers, sharpies, oil pastels, construction paper, watercolor paper, and butcher paper. We also take donations of recycled materials, especially toilet paper and paper towel tubes, yogurt containers, and bubble wrap. Our space is limited and not all donations can be accepted. Please call us at 303-377-2353 or email us at [firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:email@example.com) to ask about donating!
##### **Scholarship Fund**
The Art Garage is always working to raise money for their scholarship fund so they can bring high quality art education to more students in low-income families in the immediate neighborhood for one day workshops, after school classes and week-long summer camps as well as after school programs. No donation is too small, Donate Today!
* $25 Buy the art materials for one student
* $90 Scholarships one child for two 3 hour classes when their school is not in session
* $170 Gives one full scholarship to attend a 6 week (2hrs/week) afterschool program
* $210 Gives one full scholarship to attend a week-long summer art class
* $420 Gives one full scholarship to attend two week-long summer art class
We are so excited to see the programs at The Art Garage reach more of the Denver community and your gift will make that possible! [Donate Today](https://www.coloradogives.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=newDonation&fwID=36988)! If you would like more information about programs we offer at [The Art Garage](https://artgaragedenver.com/), feel free to contact our Executive Director, Katie Moran, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-377-2353.
For more information on how your donation will make a difference, we invite you to visit the website at [www.artgaragedenver.com](www.artgaragedenver.com). You can also find information there on our upcoming events for this year and volunteer opportunities.
Thank you in advance for your support and helping make the arts accessible to all!
**Checks can be made out to The Art Garage and dropped off in person or mail: Attn: Katie Moran, 6100 E 23rd. Ave. Denver, CO 80207**